European City of Energy Award recipient Moutier partners with PWRstation™ to power up the grid
Moutier, Switzerland, July 1, 2015 — Leading Swiss cleantech city of Moutier partners with PWRstation solar energy solutions based in Lausanne, Switzerland to put in place innovative preassembled and transportable solar energy solutions to power its electric grid.
Mayor of Moutier Maxime Zuber and his administration are pleased to announce the city’s first PWRstation solar generator (“genset”) activation located at a recreation center at the Chemin de la Piscine. The newly released roof top mounted 3kW PWRstation Genesis is now effectively contributing electricity to the city’s municipal grid.
The city of Moutier, a municipality of the administrative district of the Jura Bernois in Switzerland’s Canton of Bern, is highly committed to the utilization of environmentally clean, sustainable and renewable energy technologies. It is both a European City of Energy Award-recipient and member of La Société à 2000 Watts, a Swiss energy membership of leading Swiss municipalities dedicated to energy conservation and sustainability.
PWRstations are preassembled, transportable and activation-ready solar gensets for residential, commercial and off-grid use uniquely engineered to remove the complexities, time and costs associated with fixed solar installations, making solar immediately accessible, affordable and hassle free.
PWRstation Genesis models come with 3 and 5 kilowatt (kW) power ratings and are characterized by their proprietary photovoltaic (PV) racking systems which allow them to retract for transport and unfold for active power generation. A 5 kW Genesis can provide the electricity required to power an average household in developed markets. Early next year the company will introduce the PWRstation Oasis with power ratings of 50 kW and100 kW.
“On behalf of the city of Moutier, I am pleased to welcome solar innovations of this kind to our community,” says Mayor Zuber. He adds, “we are proud to showcase PWRstation as an example of Swiss engineering excellence…as well as a solution that offers new ways for delivering clean, renewable power to Moutier’s municipal, residential and commercial energy consumers.”
Headquartered in Lausanne, the central city of the Canton of Vaud since 2014, PWRstation is supported by the Développement Économique Vaudois (DEV) et by the Service de la Promotion Économique et du Commerce (SPECo), two related cantonal governmental entities designed to promote local enterprises.
Francois Cornu, the Director of the Développement Économique Vaudois who has been closely collaborating with PWRstation management says, “It is important for us to promote innovative Swiss companies. We are particularly excited to see the rapid emergence of PWRstation, as it clearly responds to our objectives.”
PWRstation CEO Robert Albertella says, “We are delighted to activate a PWRstation for the city of Moutier. “ Albertella adds, “While PWRstation is a Swiss cleantech company poised for global growth, we are especially proud to serve customers here in Switzerland.”
This year distributed photovoltaic systems (DPV) —i.e., those sized 100 kW or smaller—are expected to account for 49.5 GW, or 30 percent of global installations. The nascent but growing market for solar in Switzerland currently accounts for about 300 MW per year. PWRstation solutions are ideally suited to address growing demand for DPV in the residential, commercial and off-grid sectors in developed and developing markets.
“Our solutions respond very effectively to the energy needs of urban environments, especially regarding flat roof tops,” says Gianfranco Albertella, PWRstation’s Chief Commercial Officer. Today’s typical fixed rooftop solar installations are slated to last 20 to 25 years, whereas flat roof tops require maintenance every 15 years on average (or sooner in case of leaks). The idea of having to dismantle and re-install a fixed solar installation is discouraging to many property owners, who ultimately choose to forego the benefits of solar because of it.
Moutier’s 3kW PWRstation rooftop activation took less than 30 minutes. When the city structure where it is currently positioned is knocked down for renovation later this year, the PWRstation will simply be relocated and reactivated at another location, demonstrating the remarkable versatility of these innovative devices.
“The fact that PWRstations are transportable enables us to offer commercial, residential and municipal customers the unprecedented flexibility of short term leasing programs,” says Gianfranco Albertella. “This is made possible through a new partnership with the Raiffeisen Bank in Switzerland. “
PWRstation is an early-stage solar product solutions development company. In addition to its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, the company has offices in Bienne, Switzerland and Miami, Florida.
About The City of Moutier : Moutier is a municipality in the Jura Bernois administrative district in the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura (Jura Bernois).
The City of Moutier is a member of La Société à 2000 watts, a Swiss energy membership of leading Swiss municipalities dedicated to energy conservation and sustainability, and as a recipient of the ‘European City of Energy’ award.
For more information please contact:
Municipalité de Moutier
Chef du Service des bâtiments
Services Techniques - Bâtiments
Hôtel de Ville 2 / CH-2740 Moutier
Tél. +41 (0)32 494 13 33
Fax +41 (0)32 494 12 20
About PWRstation : PWRstation is a solar products development company committed to clean, renewable and environmentally sustainable energy that is affordable, easy to access and rapid to activate.
Engineered in Switzerland, PWRstations are mass customized, fully integrated and preassembled solar gensets that remove the complexities, time and cost of typical solar installations; bringing economies of scale to a global industry characterized by time and labor intensive custom-built projects.
PWRstation products are designed to address the growing need for hybrid, microgrid and nanogrid technology, offering a versatile design that integrates with other forms of energy generation including diesel, wind and thermal in both grid-tied and off-grid environments.
For more information please visit: www.PWRstation.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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